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The Public Eye (1972)
"Follow Me!" (original title)

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When a straight-laced British accountant marries a free-spirited American, he starts trying to change her. His wife doesn't keep regular hours, so he suspects an affair and hires a ... See full summary »

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Charles
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Miss Framer
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Mr. Mayhew
Michael Aldridge ...
Sir Philip Crouch
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When a straight-laced British accountant marries a free-spirited American, he starts trying to change her. His wife doesn't keep regular hours, so he suspects an affair and hires a detective (Topol). The wife notices she is being followed, and maintaining their distance she and the detective explore London for 10 days in a game of follow-the-leader without ever exchanging a word. Written by A. Farley

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21 July 1972 (West Germany)  »

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The Public Eye  »

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In 1969, it was widely reported that the film would be made with Rex Harrison playing the husband, Marcello Mastroianni playing the detective and Faye Dunaway (with whom Mastroianni was having a rather public romance at the time) playing the wife. See more »

Quotes

Dinner Guest: No thank you, darling. If I eat one TEENY little anchovy, I'll be coiled like a hoop all night long.
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Features The Brides of Dracula (1960) See more »

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Love Theme
(uncredited)
from Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Music by Nino Rota
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Number 4 All Time Personal Favorite
28 September 2002 | by (Niagara Falls, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is no big name blockbuster, but it's undeniably my fourth most favorite flick of all times. The picture's whimsical feeling and dreamy musical score make it a must see for any B movie buff. Liberal Belinda's (Mia Farrow) growing impatience towards Charles' (Michael Jayston) stuffy attitude towards marriage's expectations set the scene for a delightfully entertaining comedy-drama. Julian Cristoforou (Topal) delivers a hilarious look at an impartial party's view on troubled life in the home place. I was fortunate enough to videotape the feature from television years ago in anticipation of it never making it to manufacturers release. I always had a soft spot in my heart for the underdog films, and in my opinion this one never garnered the kudos it rightly deserves. A definite 10 out of 10 !!


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